The company said it will use the proceeds to develop its technology to deliver an improved user experience and to expand its presence in overseas markets.
Formally launched in 2012, Gogolook started out three years earlier as a project by three friends, including founders Jeff Kuo, Jackie Cheng and Reiny Song.
Gogolook was acquired by Korean web giant NAVER, the owner of LINE messaging app, in late 2013 for about $17.6 million, eight months after the startup was founded. It had earlier raised $500,000 in angel funding, with previous backers including Trinity VC.
Whoscall, Gogolook’s most widely recognized app, claims to have a global database of over 700 million numbers. Since its founding in Taiwan, it has expanded into South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Brazil, amongst others. Apart from identifying unwanted calls, Whoscall also provides detailed information on stores and restaurants, assisting millions of business owners to connect with mobile users.